How to Search Before Filing: Why Search?

Searching existing trademarks is a necessary first step. If your trademark infringes on another person’s IP rights or doesn’t comply with local laws, you may not be able to register it.

WIPO and national/regional IP Offices provide databases that can help you find out if a mark similar to yours is already in use for the same or related goods and services.

Get started with your search using WIPO’s Global Brand Database. Learn more.